There is always something entertaining about a young man with a great voice. In this video a 16-year-old nails the “Sound of Silence” cover during school.
Ruben Liversage is a 16-year-old with the pipes of the next Scotty McCreery. At the beginning of the video you see a boy dressed in all white with smoke and lights. Out of his mouth comes a strong, deep, bass voice. From the side a boy and girl dance beautifully to his dark melody. Then the lights come up and reveal the boy in a white military uniform with a full choir behind him. The show choir dances and sings in a real complimentary way to Ruben. The entire performance is stunning and flows so naturally.
There is a real melancholy intrigue within his performance. The song, “Sound of Silence” was originally produced in 1964. It was written by Simon and Garfunkel. According to SMF “‘The Sound of Silence’ is symbolic of people’s inabilities to effectively communicate with each other on an emotional level.”
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains, the sound of silence
We all experience emotional hardships at times just like the expression of this song. However, we can pour our hearts out to our God who loves us just like Joseph, David, even Jesus, and many who have gone before us.
Christians know that we will have hard times in this world. However, we can have the hope of Christ in our lives and victory through His resurrection. It is also such a gift to be able to express and share our feelings with others to learn that we are not alone. No matter what darkness you are going through, you are seen and loved by the Lord. You are more than this battle. He has overcome and given you that victory too.
"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." John 16:33
Originally published Monday, 12 July 2021.